After a two-year absence, Jerett Brooks will make his return to the Stadium Super Trucks this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the Continental Tire truck. On Thursday, the tyre supplier announced Brooks as the driver via Instagram Story.
Brooks first competed in SST during the inaugural season in 2013, and he scored his only career win that year at Crandon; of the six drivers who won a 2013 feature round, Brooks, Sheldon Creed, and series founder Robby Gordon are the only ones who have or will run a race in 2021. Interestingly, the trio also comprised the podium for Brooks’ Crandon victory.
While Brooks has never run a full SST schedule, he has five career podium finishes. He also helped lift Paul Morris to the 2017 championship by serving as his substitute driver in the season finale at Lake Elsinore while Morris was nursing a rib injury; a runner-up finish by Brooks in the final allowed Morris to win the title by one point. His most recent start came in the final weekend of 2018 at the 2019 Race of Champions in Mexico City, where he finished seventh in two rounds.
He primarily races in AMSOIL Championship Off-Road, where he is currently second in the Pro 2 class standings behind ex-SST driver Keegan Kincaid. Incidentally, fellow Pro 2 racer Ryan Beat débuted the Continental Tire SST in 2019. Brooks won the 2019 and 2020 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Pro 2 titles, the latter of which made him the final LOORRS champion in that division prior to the sanctioning body’s demise. He also has a trio of Pro Lite championships in 2014 under TORC sanction, and in 2016–2017 with LOORRS.
Although a multi-driver truck since its introduction, the Continental Tire-sponsored truck has mainly been driven by Creed, who piloted it in the first two weekends of 2021; the two-time SST champion won three of the season’s first four races. At SST’s two Mid-Ohio weekends in 2019, Greg Biffle and Ryan Eversley shared the truck.
As 2019 was SST’s first time racing at Mid-Ohio, Brooks has never competed there in a stadium truck. While much of his SST résumé is unsurprisingly in off-road environments, he raced on paved, non-stadium circuits at the St. Petersburg and Long Beach street circuits in 2014 with three podiums. However, Mid-Ohio will be his first SST foray on a permanent road course.
Two races are scheduled for Mid-Ohio, with the first on Saturday, 3 July and the second on the following day.